Dr Pieter Grobler – piano recital : 21 April

Pieter Grobler 1

Pieter Grobler is a Senior Lecturer in Piano at Stellenbosch University. In addition to lecturing piano performance and chamber music he is currently the head of the Practical Division of the Department of Music.

Grobler completed his postgraduate studies with Joseph Banowetz at the University of North Texas in the USA, where he obtained the MM and DMA piano performance degrees. Undergraduate studies were with Joseph Stanford at the University of Pretoria obtaining the BMus and BMusHons degrees in piano performance, as well as the UNISA Teacher’s Licentiate in Piano, cum laude.
His training was further enriched through studies with Polish pianist, Adam Wodnicki, and master classes from a now very long list of artists, of which the most beneficial lessons were from Andrzej Jasinski, Pascal Rogé Leonard Hokanson, and Niel Immelman. In addition to his activities as soloist, his interest in Art Song led to work with Dr. Elvia Puccinelli and Harold Heiberg at the University of North Texas.

Since his return to South Africa in 2010, he established himself as a pedagogue and maintained an active concert profile, also performing abroad regularly. His performing interests include solo as well as collaborative work. Highlights include a solo performance and live broadcast in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, USA, and two recent South African tours with the German-Canadian violinist, Annette-Barbara Vogel, and the US cellist, Ben Capps. He is heard regularly on Classic-FM radio.
Pieter Grobler regularly acts as adjudicator and examiner throughout South Africa.

PROGRAM FOR THE CONCERT:

1) J.S. Bach / F. Liszt: Organ Prelude and Fugue in a minor BWV 543/ S462/1
2) W.A. Mozart: Sonata in D Major, K576
Allegro
Adagio
Allegretto
3) R. Schumann: Toccata Opus 7

Break

F. Chopin:
1) Polonaise-fantaisie, Op. 61 in A-flat Major
2) Impromptu 1 Op. 29 in A-flat Major
3) Nocturne Op. 48 no. 1 in C minor
4) Allegro de concert Op. 46 in A major

When: Thursday, 21 April
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: R100 at the door. Pensioner and student discounts available